CityBeat - Movies http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-83-1-movies.html <![CDATA[‘Into the Woods’ Turns the Spotlight on Recent Musical Adaptations - ]]>

The highly anticipated film adaptation of Into the Woods begins exactly as anyone familiar with the stage musical would expect: with the simple narrated words, “Once upon a time.”

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<![CDATA[A ‘Wild’ Walk Back From the Razor’s Edge - ]]>

Wild, at times, approximates a fever dream as Strayed wanders along, stumbling (sometimes on the verge of a catastrophic breakdown) into recollections of her past, instances just as wild and dangerous as the moment she finds herself in.

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<![CDATA[The Return of the Horrible (Studio) Bosses - ]]>

The modern-day Stooges — Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) — have moved past their initial experiences with their horrible bosses but prove to be ill-prepared to step into boss roles of their own.

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<![CDATA[Relationships Define ‘The Theory of Everything’ - ]]>

The Theory of Everything is an accessible, engaging take on the life of world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking.

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<![CDATA[Tommy Lee Jones: At Home on Either Side of the Camera - ]]>

The Homesman sets out to show us that the West was not won with blazing gun battles. Who is to say the West was “won” at all?

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<![CDATA[A Music Legend Struggles to Hang Onto Himself - ]]>

The genial Campbell, now suffering from Alzheimer’s, shows us the gradual loss of identity, even among a caring community of friends, family and medical professionals doing all they can to keep the decline at bay.

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<![CDATA[The Technical Virtue of Andrea Riseborough - ]]>

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) poses several perplexing challenges.

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<![CDATA[‘Fury’ Fights a Dirty Personal War - ]]>

More than any other contemporary filmmaker, David Ayer is the epitome of a street warrior.

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<![CDATA[Poor Judgment - ]]>

It is obvious why the selection committee for the Toronto International Film Festival tapped The Judge for their opening night slot.

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<![CDATA[Local Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett Harnesses Deep Human Magic - ]]> As a film critic, every time I settle into a theater seat I prepare myself for an experience that I liken to tapping into memory. The images that unspool before me may not be lived and processed]]> <![CDATA[The Strange Things We Do for Love - ]]> Love Is Strange shows us — whether we happen to be married, in long-term relationships, dating, or single — that love, beyond all of our fairy tale notions, has a remarkably human core.
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<![CDATA[The 2014 TIFF Alternative: Managing High Expectations - ]]>

I find myself — a full four days into the festival — attempting to rationalize my tepid response thus far.

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<![CDATA[Reflecting on 'The Double' and How Nature Nurtures - ]]> We know Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) all too well. In fact, some of us might recognize elements of Simon in ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[‘Life of Crime’ Pays the Highest Tribute to Elmore Leonard - ]]> Not quite a comedy of errors or a thriller, but something that feels brand new up on the screen. ]]> <![CDATA['Calvary' Asks Us to Walk Alongside a Good Man - ]]> A village priest (Brendan Gleeson) in coastal Ireland hears weekly confessions. His parishioners enter, knowing that there’s little to no anonymity in the booth because he knows them, each and]]> <![CDATA[Director Michael Dowse Embraces Affairs of the Heart - ]]> The first clue that What If, the new film from Michael Dowse, might be a subtle veering off course from the typical journey can be found in the performance of Daniel Radcliffe as Wallace, the lovelorn chap at the center of things. ]]> <![CDATA[Searching for 'A Most Wanted Man' - ]]> Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), a Chechen Muslim, enters Hamburg, Germany illegally, weaving his way through sewers, stowing away on a cargo ship, hiding in plain sight beneath a dirty hooded sweatshirt and a scraggly beard. Throughout his circuitous journey, though, Issa makes time to pray.]]> <![CDATA[The Persistence of Time - Patricia Arquette on the 12-year experience of making Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood']]> Boyhood, as you've probably already heard, is a different kind movie. Shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast, filmmaker Richard Linklater's perceptive ode to family and the life of one specific boy (played by newcomer Ellar Coltrane) from age 6 to 18 is also about the simple passage of time...]]> <![CDATA[Cracking the Code with ‘I Origins’ Director Mike Cahill - ]]>

For fans of the current wave of independent filmmaking, there’s a certain romantic curiosity surrounding the power-trio of Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij and Mike Cahill. Marling holds the center, anchoring and serving as the face of the trio’s projects together.

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